Use of BBTC courts during the current lockdown

Use of BBTC courts during the current lockdown

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During the next 6 weeks, the Burnt Bridge courts will be open for coaching and casual play under the following restrictions. Please read carefully and abide by these restrictions so that we can keep the risk of infection to a minimum and continue to use our courts.

1. The clubhouse will remain closed.

2. A maximum of 10 people can attend the courts at any one time.

3. Social distancing must be observed at all times (1.5m distance between individuals) and hand sanitiser should be used before entering the courts and after leaving.

4. Coaching can proceed with Coach + 1 person or Coach + persons from one household. The number of spectators should be limited to parents or carers as these numbers will be included in the total of 10 on the premises at any one time. Arrival for classes should be staggered and entry will be by the main gate and departure by the gate beside courts 5/6.

5. Casual play can take place with 2 persons from different households per court or one household per court up to a total of 10 persons in the club grounds.

6. All members wishing to use the courts for casual play MUST contact me by text on 0412 032292 before coming to the courts indicating the time of use and the names of those using the courts. This should be done preferably the day before play or at least several hours before play. In order to reduce the number of people handling the lock on the main gate.

7. Players should attend the courts at the time booked and leave immediately play has finished.

8. Please bring water bottles and sanitiser. Sanitiser will be available at coaching sessions.

If you have any questions please contact me by email or text. Thank you in advance for keeping to these restrictions and enjoy your tennis.

Best wishes,
Beverley Bencina
Secretary BBTC


Courts Are Now Open! – Please read the Important Conditions Below

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We are happy to let you know that the Burnt Bridge Tennis Courts are now open for play.  However, Covid-19 is still with us and in order to use the courts, you will need to follow the guidelines below to make sure that we limit the risk of infection and provide a safe environment for those using the courts. 

The clubhouse will be closed until further notice. Public toilets are available in the adjacent park.

  • If you feel unwell, have a temperature or have any signs or symptoms of respiratory disease however slight – STAY AT HOME
  • The club is required to keep a record of everyone using our courts and to ensure that no more than 10 people are present at the courts at any one time
    • During coaching hours, Daniel will keep a record of those attending coaching sessions
    • Any other members wishing to play on the courts must text the secretary (Bev Bencina) on 0412 032 292 with the names of all people attending and the day and time they plan to use the courts.  Preferably contact Bev the day before you want to play.
  • Only Courts 1, 3 and 5 will be available for use. Courts will be available for casual play between:
    • 9.30am and 3pm on weekdays
    • 1pm and 4pm on Saturdays
    • 10am to 4pm on Sundays
  • It is essential that you contact Bev before coming to play! Records must be kept.
  • Any court user who tests positive to Covid-19 should inform the club immediately.  Remember that you are still required to observe social distancing when at the courts.  This is why only courts 1, 3 and 5 are available. The council will carry out random monitoring from time to time to ensure that appropriate restrictions are being followed.
  • All players should bring their own balls, a full water bottle and hand sanitiser.  Please clean your hands before you come to the courts and before you leave.  The drink fountains and all taps at the courts will be taped off to prevent use – PLEASE DO NOT USE THEM.  You may wish to bring gloves to use when bagging the courts.
  • For coaching sessions, arrive just before the commencement of your session and enter by the usual gate which will be open.  At the end of the session please leave by the gate beside the entrance to Courts 5 and 6
  • Tuesday Morning Social tennis will resume weekly at 9.30 am starting on 26th May.  Please let Bev know if you are attending.

Thank you all for reading this vital information and we look forward too many more hours of enjoyable tennis.  If you have any questions or queries, please contact us.

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

Best wishes,

BBTC Committee


Open Court – Get Your Racquet On!

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Be Open to Tennis and Get Your Racquet On!

Burnt Bridge Tennis Club is exciting to be hosting Open Court sessions on Tuesday nights, starting 28th of Jan with some food and drink supplied. These sessions are for anyone, whether you can play, used to play, or your tennis knowledge goes as far as naming Federer and saying the AO is on channel 9, we would love for you to come and get your racquet on!

Take a look at the events on our Facebook or the play.tennis.com.au for more information and book a venue that tickles your fancy! To go straight to booking at Burnt Bridge, click here.

The 90-minute session aims to have participants embracing casual tennis in a relaxed format. The evening is made up of two parts; 30 minutes off-court with food and drinks, and 60 minutes on-court time for swinging, slamming and smiling, with a great soundtrack pumping through the evening.

Tennis is a much-loved sport in Australia and research has shown there are a huge number of ex-tennis players who would be keen to pick up a racquet again but haven’t felt they could. Now they can. Open Court Sessions provides a fun option to get back into the sport where the social side is just as important as the on-court activities.

Location: Burnt Bridge Tennis Club, Peter Vergers Reserve, 537 Maroondah Highway Ringwood 3134. Opposite the Burnt Bridge Shopping centre

Date: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $10

If players do not have gear or equipment, no worries. Burnt Bridge Tennis Club provide racquets and balls, plus the first Open Court Sessions event will include spot prizes for players who are getting sporty and social.

It’s time to get your racquet on. Make a racket, have some fun – it’s tennis time.